City Song by Dorothy Rickards


Balancing birds on telegraph wires

Look like the music of my city song –

City noises, honking hooting,

Scraping feet and taxis tooting,

Ringing bells and voices speaking,

Rattling tins and tram wheels shrieking –

All make music for my city song.

Source:  Beetle Soup: Australian Stories and Poems for Children compiled by Robin Morrow (Scholastic Australia, 1996)


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